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By: Interart  09-12-2011
Keywords: Insurance, Antiques, Corporate And Private Collectors

InterART provides insurance companies, museums, lawyers, corporate and private collectors and owners with current market valuation of submitted objects; these include single objects or inventories of contents for insurance or claim purposes, division of assets in divorce and inheritance cases and other applications. For collectors we provide the services of authentication and appraisals, from a single item to complete estates, whether it is art, antiques or just everyday household items. We also conduct research on cultural attribution, provenance and chronology of antiquities and objects of art, as well as ethnographic artifacts 

Services Offered:
Initial Examination: The "in person" assessment of client's needs, initial examination of objects, followed by our recommendations.
Insurance: Single objects or inventories of contents for insurance or claim purposes.
Validation Certificates: Research the verification of cultural attribution, chronology, and provenance of any item. Your certificate will include descriptive and photographic documentation along with a bibliography sighting references used.
Current Market Evaluation: In addition to receiving the same documentation that our validation service provides, you will also receive a written evaluation of the item's value based upon recent sale prices of similar items and current market demand. 

Use of this service is essential if you are considering: 

  • selling an item, 
  • looking for proper insurance coverage, 
  • estate planning, 
  • calculating division of assets or,
  • calculating capital gains.
Cataloguing Services: Development of collection database preceded by comparative studies in museums, libraries, etc.
Other Services: For Corporate and private Collectors our company renders following advisory services:
  • pre-purchase examination of objects
  • consultations on art and antiquities collecting aspect in investment strategies
Estate Disposal and Collection Dispersal Services:  InterART also provides services of estate distribution or disposal, whole collection dispersal or a sale of a single item, whether it is fine art, antiques or just ordinary household items. These are sold by public auctions that are always well attended and internationally advertised. Since we are not dependent upon a single auction venue, we can place items wherever market conditions are the most favourable in order to maximize returns.

If you wish to utilize any of our services or perhaps would like to obtain more information, then please don't hesitate to contact us at:

P.O. Box 34046 Highland Hills
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2N 3G2
Phone: (519) 579-8608 Fax: (519) 579-9047


Keywords: Antiques, Corporate And Private Collectors, Insurance,

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